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Note of Thanks: Local businesses help keep pantry shelves stocked in summer

Published: July 16, 2014 12:00 AM

On behalf of The Streetsboro Community Pantry, I would like to thank two local businesses for their generosity. There are many families in Streetsboro who will have access to free food because of people who were willing to do something extra for their neighbor.

The Dollar General in Streetsboro collected numerous boxes filled with groceries from their customers throughout May, bringing their total donation to approximately 800 pounds of food for the pantry. This was an incredible effort on their part to help us out. During the summer, we receive fewer donations than we do around the holiday season, so this was a big help! We cannot thank them enough for this kindness.

Also, in May, the Streetsboro Post Office conducted its annual "Stamp Out Hunger" project. We had almost 2,500 pounds of food to add to our shelves. What a difference that made! We want to thank each and every person involved in this program. Residents of Streetsboro were extremely generous with the food they left at their mailboxes, and then postal carriers collected those items.

This organization is run completely by volunteers, and every little bit helps, whether it's people volunteering their time or community members making donations of food and money. We could never provide this type of service without this assistance, so we'd like to again send out a great big "Thank you" to the Dollar General, the Streetsboro Post Office and the giving people of Streetsboro, who made these events a huge success.

Kim Christensen,


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